December, 2012

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How To View Any Profile On LinkedIn

Digital B2B Marketing

I’m sure it has happened to you too. You look someone up on LinkedIn only to find they are a third degree connection (or not even!) and you get a profile page with basically no information. LinkedIn profile access is even more restricted, today you now need a premium account to view third degree connections. Searching in LinkedIn, this is all I was able to see of his profile: 1.

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24 of the Best Google+ Guides, Tips, Rants and Raves of 2012

Webbiquity

Will Google+ be a “Facebook killer” or just Google’s next failed social network? It’s certainly gaining traction, with over 500 million users now on board, already half of Facebook’s total. Then again, the average Facebook user spends nearly seven hours per month on the site—compared to just three minutes for the average Google+user. So what makes Google+ special?

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10 of the Best B2B Internet Marketing Infographics of 2012

KoMarketing Associates

This year, there has been a tremendous amount of visual information presented on internet marketing, SEO, and B2B-related marketing initiatives. As 2012 winds down, here are 10 of our favorite internet marketing infographics related to the B2B sector. Do you have a favorite that we’ve missed? We would love to hear more via comments below. Hope you enjoy! Is SEO Dead? Is SEO Dead?

2013: The Year of Integrated Digital Marketing

Synecore

The widespread adoption of Internet, social, and mobile technologies has shifted power from the producer to the consumer. In this new “techonomy,” the increasingly sophisticated and highly-connected consumer expects more from brands; he or she wants personalization, relevance, convenience, simplicity, and proximity. They need an integrated digital marketing strategy. The Maturation of Mobile.

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150 Content Marketing Tips

Drive traffic—and leads—with these tips for SEO, social media, content optimization, email marketing, and more.

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Oracle Buys Eloqua: Winners and Losers for B2B Marketing Automation

Customer Experience Matrix

Oracle announced today that it has agreed to purchase B2B marketing automation leader Eloqua for $23.50 per share, which comes to $871 million. This was a bit of a surprise, given that Eloqua just went public in August. The stock had been hovering around $17.50 recently, so $23.50 is a 34% premium: reasonable but not exciting. The jury on that is very much still out. But at least it’s possible.

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17 Tragically Common Copywriting Mistakes to Avoid

Webbiquity

With more than 80% of b2b and high-value consumer purchasing decisions now starting with online research, content marketing is hot. Consider: Buyers want content. According to J-P De Clerck , “87% of surveyed buyers look for advice before buying a product, service or solution. The first source when doing so: Web searches. Search and content are by definition very integrated.” Is 72%?

Are Manufacturers Turning a Deaf Ear to Content Marketing?

Industrial Marketing Today

Despite all the published reports about the great results that businesses are deriving from content marketing, it seems manufacturers and industrial companies are still stuck in their old ways of [.]. This is only a content summary. Please click on the headline to read the full article. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.].

The Social Business Shift [Infographic]

It's All About Revenue

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this What’s a  social business  all about? Is it about having your brand on Twitter or Facebook? Is it about private social networks? Certainly, these all play a part. But what social business is truly about a “shift”, a move from enterprises attempting insulate itself from disruption and instead greeting it warmly. It’s not meant to be exhaustive.

Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness

We surveyed 2016's content marketing leaders on their biggest issues, hurdles, and goals.

A cautionary tale: Putting your business in the hands of Facebook

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

As I enjoyed a mega-popular Kebab restaurant on my street, I wondered about the “secret” of their success. Certainly one factor is the kebab itself — a delicious jungle of salad, meat, and fresh herb sauce that melted like Angel cream on your tongue. Mmmmmm. The other aspect of their success, and frankly the more interesting part for us, is their Facebook presence. Wowzee. frowned. Like or.

Predatory Thinking - Welcome a New Breed of Marketers

Tomorrow People

What is predatory thinking? And how can it help you produce killer strategy? Pete Winter, Performance Consultant at Tomorrow People , says that there are two stages to producing a strategy. First: you need to understand the problem. He was Dave Trott, Executive Creative Director at CSTTG. Or, perhaps more simply, turning a problem you can’t solve into one you can. Hunting ‘Outside the Box’.

The Future of Marketing Is Extreme

Digital B2B Marketing

Louder. Bigger. Sexier. Shocking And just maybe: More Useful We are inundated by marketing today. In a bid to stand out in the sea of marketing competing for our attention, marketing continues to move to the extremes. The future will push the boundaries of what we accept and expect in marketing. Here are just a few ways marketers will push the boundaries in the coming years. Strategy

23 (More) of the Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012

Webbiquity

As noted in 33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012 So Far , posted here a few months ago, social media marketing adoption is now so widespread there’s little further question of “if” or “when” in the minds of most marketers–but many “how” and “what” questions still remain. Social Media Marketing Guides and Tips.

Study: How Much of Your Content Marketing Is Effective?

745 marketers told us how effective their content marketing is. Between November 5 and November 17, we surveyed 601 marketers with an 18-question online survey. A few weeks later, Adweek sent the questionnaire to 144 additional marketers. As the survey was answered by nearly our entire population target, the calculated margin of error was approximately 1 percent. Here's what we learned.

How Much Of My Demand Generation Budget Should I Be Spending On Lead Nurturing?

The Point

It’s that time of year again, and marketers’ thoughts turn to budgeting for the next 12 months. One of the most frequent questions we’re hearing from clients during this planning season pertains to the balance between pure lead generation on the one hand, and lead nurturing on the other. What then is the ideal mix between net new lead generation and the cultivation of existing leads? In short: no.

Predictions for B2B digital marketing in 2013

Biznology

Photo credit: Wikipedia. It’s that time of the year when observers can’t resist making predictions about developments on the horizon.  I hereby take up that tradition, offering up four random prognostications for where B2B digital marketing is headed in 2013.   My topics include Facebook, content marketing, personal branding, and data hygiene—certainly an eclectic mix. More and better content.

Research shows that Pinterest is big, it’s bad, and it’s for real

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

A new report from The Social Habi t focuses on revelations about Pinterest and if you weren’t a “pinner” before, it might be time to get in the game! The study concludes that while Pinterest has a smaller user base than services like Facebook or Twitter, the service engenders enormous loyalty and has become a daily habit for more than half its users. 38% of U.S. Arts & Crafts.

The Great Social Customer Service Race [INFOGRAPHIC]

Tomorrow People

How do big brands measure up on social media? The Great Social Customer Service Race" was created to evaluate how efficiently the nation's top brands provide consumer support on Twitter. We wanted to learn what kinds of tweets received a response, and how quickly. Each company received one tweet per weekday for four consecutive weeks. Positive ("thank you!"). Negative. question from their FAQ page.

Content Methodology: A Best Practices Report

If you're concerned that your organization's content marketing isn't as effective as it could be, this report is for you.

MindMatrix Adds Sales Support to Marketing Automation

Customer Experience Matrix

One easily predictable trend in B2B marketing automation is that vendors will tailor their systems to specific industries. This is happening to some extent, but not as quickly as I had expected. The reason may be that B2B marketing automation products have a narrower scope than B2C systems, meaning there’s less advantage in creating vertical editions. MindMatrix is one of them.

18 Ways to Promote Your White Paper for Lead Generation

NuSpark

Well, your firm has written and produced a white paper. quality white paper can one of the most important content marketing vehicles to generate leads within your internet marketing plan. Now what?   How do you promote it? Your ultimate goals with white papers are typically the following: .  . Generate new leads. Nurture existing leads. Establish thought leadership.  . Here we go: Website. Video.

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Google+ Communities: Good for Users, Marketers, and Google

Synecore

If Google could be personified as a politician, it’d be a really good one. Always looking to redefine long-held paradigms, the tech powerhouse may have just created the first win-win-win situation in recent memory with its new Communities feature on Google+. Let me explain. USERS: THANKS FOR THE EXPERIENCE. Gather Together.” No, I'm not about to launch into prayer. He was quickly sold.

5 Critical Roles that Need SEO Skills

Biznology

Photo credit: Wikipedia. Last month, I said that SEO is the top skill for digital marketers. This might seem outrageous to one who has not read that post. Even to those who have read it, it might seem controversial. Many people in my Twitter stream are calling SEO the bane of the web. markschaefer, for example, recently tweeted: “SEO is the plague of the world.” Product Owners.

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Staffing and Launching Your Content Marketing Program

Brand voice? Editorial calendar? Approval workflow? Learn how to craft the crucial parts of a content marketing program. In the third installment of our five-part playbook series, discover the necessary steps to execute a content marketing program.

The Paradox of Social Media Popularity

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

B y  Srinivas  Rao, Contributing {grow} Columnist. The paradox of popularity is that it can create a paralysis that inhibits you from creating the work that made you popular in the first place! For those of you trying to build an audience I know that might sound ridiculous. But you’re free to say anything. You’re not necessarily biased by how the audience will respond. 

5 Stats You Need to Know About Online Video Marketing [Infographic]

It's All About Revenue

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Today’s infographic comes courtesy of Brainshark, Inc. , the cloud-based solution for creating, sharing and tracking online and mobile video presentations, and an Eloqua partner. You can thank Brendan Cournoyer , Brainshark’s content marketing manager, for the post below. But it’s not just that video is big right now – it’s that it’s getting bigger.

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3 Ways Mobile Insights Are Informing Online and Offline Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Customer Experience Mobile. It’s predicted that shoppers around the world will have purchased about $119 billion worth of goods and services through their mobile phones by 2015. Which means, as a sales channel, it will either supplement or replace other marketing platforms—namely, brick-and-mortar store locations, online stores like Amazon  and eBay , and/or standalone ecommerce sites.

Gamification: How Siemens got 23,000 engineers to learn about its brand

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet Siemens Industry , Inc., is proving that engineers just wanna have fun. And it’s filling the sales pipeline in the process. In March of 2011, the Siemens team launched Plantville. This online game simulates the experience of being a plant manager. Players are challenged to maintain operation of their plant while improving productivity, efficiency and facility health. Since that time, 23,000 engineering professionals have spent approximately 14 minutes with the game every time they visit the site. That means at almost any time of the day someone somewhere is playing Plantville.

2016 Email Marketing Metrics Benchmark Study

To build a world-class marketing program, it's crucial to compare yourself to the best performers - but competitor data can be scarce.